Powerful Gionee X1s: 16MP Selfie Camera Plus 4000mAh Battery

Gionee X1s is your best bet if you’re a selfie lover or looking for a smartphone with decent cameras at an affordable price.

It’s one of the latest mid-range smartphones produced by Gionee. It’s a selfie-focused phone with other impressive specs.

Gionee X1s is actually an upgrade to the much loved Gionee X1. It’s bigger, bolder, and better than its predecessor and is available at a slightly higher price.

Read through this review to see if the phone is really worth its price.



The build and design are quite impressive. When it’s in your pocket, you probably will not feel its weight as it weighs only 166g.

Gionee X1s display

It’s more of a rectangular block measuring 150.4×73.5×8.8mm with slightly curved edges for better grip. The rear is quite plain and only slightly marred by the rear camera and a superfast fingerprint scanner technology, which can be used to lock or take selfies.

The phone comes in two different colors (black and gold) and the body features an all metal frame with a smooth finish.


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One of the features you’ll enjoy using is the widescreen thanks to the 5.2-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen display incorporated on the phone.

With a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, a screen-to-body ratio of 67.4%  and a density of 282 pixels per inch, you can be sure of getting crystal clear pictures. Also, the device offers a wider color experience as a result of increased color incorporation.

The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. You might not necessarily need a screen protector as this is enough shield against minor scratches.


Hardware and Software

Gionee X1s is one of the mid-range smartphones with a fast processing ability thanks to the MediaTek MT6737T chipset and the quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU  incorporated into it. In addition, a 3G RAM is present on the phone.

You have enough memory to store your files as the phone packs a 16GB internal memory that can be expanded to 256GB with a micro SD. With that, I believe you won’t ever need to worry about insufficient storage space

The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system atop Gionee’s Amigo 4.0 skin. The operating system supports various features like split screen, pin it, sleek notification management, and so on.

Overall, it’s a phone with a very good performance and impressive multitasking ability.


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It’s a selfie-focused device designed primarily with selfie lovers in mind. It features a massive 16MP front camera with a flash just beside it for taking beautiful pictures even in low lighting conditions.

Gionee X1s camera

Also, the company included a video enhancer, which helps to improve the quality of your video as you’re recording it.

Gionee X1s takes selfie to a whole new level with Face Beauty 2.0. This unique feature enhances selfies even before you press the capture button. This way, your selfies come out clearer, brighter, and more beautiful.

With a 13MP standard rear camera having a dual-LED flash of dual tone, you’ll capture amazing photos with your Gionee X1s smartphone. Lastly, the camera system is equipped with Geo-tagging, touch focus, face recognition, HDR, and panorama.


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Final Verdict

If you’re a selfie lover or love the Gram, Snapchat, Gionee X1s is one of the best phones out there for amazing pictures. Plus, it offers fluid performance and multi-tasking capabilities.

The device handles the Android system pretty well and you’re not likely to experience any glitch even when performing heavy tasks.

You don’t have to worry about juice as it comes with a 4000mAh battery. This can last up to a day even with heavy use.

Get it here: Gionee X1s


Gionee X1s Specifications

Gionee X1s

General Features
 Released September 2017
 Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat (Amigo 4.0 UI)
 Chipset Mediatek MT6737T
 Type IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen (16 Million Colors)
 Size 5.2 inches
 Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
 Protection Corning Gorilla Glass v3
 Dimension 150.4 x 73.5 x 8.8mm
 Colour Black, Gold
 Weight 166g
 Network 3G, 4G LTE
 WLAN WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Hotspot
 USB microUSB 2.0
 Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP
 Processor 1.5GHz Quad-Core Cortex A-53
 Card Slot MicroSD, Up to 256GB
 Back 13MP, Auto-Focus, Dual LED Flash
 Front 16MP
 Capacity 4000mAh (non-removable) Li-Ion
 Sensors Proximity, Accelerometer, Fingerprint (Back)


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